A "highly sophisticated Chinese state-sponsored actor" recently managed to hack into the computer systems at Canada’s National Research Council, confirms the country's chief information officer, Corinne Charette.
The Canadian military is looking for an air defence system to protect its VIP aircraft, including the one used by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, from surface-to-air missiles. The downing of Malaysian Airlines jet MH-17 may have given defence officials more urgency.
The United States, the European Union and Canada all announced a tightening of sanctions against Russia on Tuesday over the continuing crisis in Ukraine and Russia's suspected involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.
The vast majority of First Nations chiefs and band councils have yet to post online their financial statements, including the salaries and expenses of their chiefs and councillors, under new transparency rules passed by the federal government last year.
A Labrador couple under investigation by the Canada Border Services Agency has launched a legal challenge against the federal government after the two were publicly blacklisted from using the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House in the next few days is expected to declassify the long-awaited summary of a U.S. Senate committee study of a CIA program that used "enhanced interrogations" and secret prisons to extract information from captured militants, several officials familiar with the matter said.
DALLAS (Reuters) - Texas lawmen told a statehouse committee on Tuesday extra spending was needed to cut down on crime at the border and were met with skepticism from Democrats who questioned whether the surge could produce results that would justify the price tag.
DENVER (Reuters) - U.S. senators from Colorado and Washington, seeking clarity on federal rules that may affect legal marijuana businesses in their states, are urging the Obama administration to ensure federal agencies take a consistent approach to enforcement.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's nominee to be the new U.S. ambassador to Russia could be on his way to Moscow in days, Republican and Democratic U.S. senators said on Tuesday, putting aside partisan differences that have held up other nominations for months.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Tuesday the United States has expanded sanctions against Russia over its support for rebels in eastern Ukraine, unveiling the steps after the EU agreed to its own new measures against Moscow hours earlier.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers warned on Tuesday that restricting Mexican sugar imports would inflate food prices and threaten U.S. food manufacturers, the latest sign that pressure is growing on Washington to avoid trade barriers.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed Bob McDonald as the next Veterans Affairs secretary, pinning Washington's hopes on the former Procter & Gamble Co chief executive to launch a massive turnaround effort at the troubled agency.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Corporations that move their tax domiciles abroad would be denied federal contracts under legislation offered on Tuesday by Democrats in the U.S. Congress, targeting tax-driven deals known as inversions.
RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife were barely on speaking terms when they accepted $165,000 in gifts and loans from a vitamin company executive, defense attorneys said on Tuesday at the start of the pair's corruption trial.
About 83,000 Defense Department employees and contractors with security clearances to protect the nation's secrets have delinquent federal tax debts totaling $730 million, according to an internal government audit.
House Republicans unveiled a $1.5 billion border funding package Wednesday to address the situation on the southern border, almost $1 billion dollars smaller than the version introduced by Senate Democrats on Tuesday, and less than half of what President Barack Obama requested.